|SAN DIEGO ( ROSS )|
SEATTLE ( YOUNG )
|971||SAN DIEGO||-110||Ov 7,-110||-120||Ov 7,-115|
|972||SEATTLE||+100||Un 7,-110||+110||Un 7,-105|
|vs Right-handed Starters||21-35||-16.2||22-32||3.0||0.219||0.274||4.1||0.254||0.310|
|Past 7 Games||1-6||-5.4||2-5||1.9||0.174||0.237||4.3||0.263||0.327|
|vs Right-handed Starters||18-23||-6.1||19-21||4.1||0.238||0.298||3.8||0.239||0.304|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-3.6||1-6||2.6||0.230||0.259||2.7||0.226||0.291|
|6/10/2014||KENNEDY(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||BURNETT(R)||2-5||L||-115||7.5 un||U||5||6||1||9||4||1|
|6/11/2014||ROSS(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||HAMELS(L)||0-3||L||110||7 un||U||5||6||1||6||7||0|
|6/12/2014||STULTS(L)||@ PHILADELPHIA||KENDRICK(R)||3-7||L||-115||8 un||O||8||5||0||10||6||1|
|6/13/2014||CASHNER(R)||@ NY METS||COLON(R)||2-6||L||-110||6.5 un||O||5||6||0||11||6||0|
|6/14/2014||HAHN(R)||@ NY METS||WHEELER(R)||5-0||W||120||7.5 un||U||9||9||0||2||7||1|
|6/15/2014||KENNEDY(R)||@ NY METS||MATSUZAKA(R)||1-3||L||-120||7 ev||U||4||7||0||8||11||0|
|6/16/2014||ROSS(R)||@ SEATTLE||YOUNG(R)|| |
|6/17/2014||STULTS(L)||@ SEATTLE||ELIAS(L)|| |
|6/20/2014||KENNEDY(R)||LA DODGERS||HAREN(R)|| |
|6/21/2014||ROSS(R)||LA DODGERS||BECKETT(R)|| |
|6/22/2014||STULTS(L)||LA DODGERS||RYU(L)|| |
|6/23/2014|| ||@ SAN FRANCISCO|| || |
|6/2/2014||HERNANDEZ(R)||@ NY YANKEES||PHELPS(R)||10-2||W||-130||7.5 un||O||12||5||0||9||5||0|
|6/3/2014||RAMIREZ(L)||@ ATLANTA||FLOYD(R)||7-5||W||150||7.5 un||O||13||8||1||10||7||1|
|6/4/2014||IWAKUMA(R)||@ ATLANTA||MINOR(L)||2-0||W||130||7 un||U||9||10||0||6||5||0|
|6/6/2014||YOUNG(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||BEDARD(L)||0-4||L||135||8 un||U||5||6||0||10||15||0|
|6/7/2014||ELIAS(L)||@ TAMPA BAY||COBB(R)||7-4||W||145||7 un||O||11||6||0||5||3||0|
|6/8/2014||HERNANDEZ(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||ARCHER(R)||5-0||W||-115||6.5 un||U||10||9||0||4||5||1|
|6/9/2014||RAMIREZ(L)||@ TAMPA BAY||PRICE(L)||3-0||W||182||7 un||U||7||5||0||5||10||0|
|6/10/2014||IWAKUMA(R)||NY YANKEES||NUNO(L)||2-3||L||-140||7 un||U||7||7||0||8||5||0|
|6/11/2014||YOUNG(R)||NY YANKEES||TANAKA(R)||2-4||L||+175||6.5 ov||U||6||3||1||10||8||0|
|6/12/2014||ELIAS(L)||NY YANKEES||WHITLEY(R)||3-6||L||-115||7 ov||O||7||6||0||10||8||1|
|6/16/2014||YOUNG(R)||SAN DIEGO||ROSS(R)|| |
|6/17/2014||ELIAS(L)||SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)|| |
|6/18/2014||HERNANDEZ(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||CASHNER(R)|| |
|6/19/2014||RAMIREZ(L)||@ SAN DIEGO||HAHN(R)|| |
|6/20/2014||IWAKUMA(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||SHIELDS(R)|| |
|6/21/2014||YOUNG(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||VARGAS(L)|| |
|6/22/2014||ELIAS(L)||@ KANSAS CITY||VENTURA(R)|| |
|6/23/2014|| ||BOSTON|| || |
|SAN DIEGO: SAN DIEGO (AP) - It's almost as if last season didn't end for the San Diego Padres.|
The Padres go into 2014 trailing the Los Angeles Dodgers and with one of their starting pitchers already having arm trouble.
There had been a general air of optimism surrounding the Padres, who are coming off seasons of 91, 86 and 86 losses. Their rotation has been bolstered, as well as their player payroll.
Then came word late in spring training that newcomer Josh Johnson, penciled in as the No. 3 starter, is expected to be out four to five weeks after straining his right forearm.
That still leaves a projected rotation of Andrew Cashner, Tyson Ross, Ian Kennedy and Eric Stults, with a number of pitchers to choose from to replace Johnson.
''I think we have the talent on the mound, through our 12 guys that are going to make our team, to pitch well,'' manager Bud Black said. ''There's a health component here like all teams. We've got keep our best players on the field.''
The Padres signed Johnson to an $8 million, one-year contact less than two months after he had bone spurs removed from his pitching elbow. He was 2-8 with a 6.20 ERA in 16 appearances last season with Toronto.
When Johnson returns, the Padres hope he and Ian Kennedy can return to their old form.
Kennedy was acquired from division rival Arizona at the trading deadline. He went 4-2 with a 4.24 ERA with San Diego after going 3-8 with a 5.23 ERA in 21 starts with the Diamondbacks. Johnson was an All-Star with the Marlins in 2009 and 2010, and led the NL with a 2.30 ERA in 2010.
The Padres will be tested right away. They open at home Sunday night against the defending NL West champion Dodgers and their $225 million payroll, led by ace Clayton Kershaw, himself a $215 million man. The Dodgers already sit atop the division after sweeping the Diamondbacks in a two-game series in Sydney.
|SEATTLE: SEATTLE (AP) - Robinson Cano was just the start. The Seattle Mariners didn't stop with one major splash in trying to catch up with the best in the AL West.|
Even so, there remain many questions about whether Seattle's additions as a whole can improve a team coming off a 71-win season.
The moves made by Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik were in hopes of improving the Mariners and solidifying his own future after a shaky offseason that started with Eric Wedge's decision not to return as manager.
Lloyd McClendon is getting his second shot as a major league manager nine years after he was last leading a club in Pittsburgh. Along with Cano, Seattle signed outfielder Corey Hart, closer Fernando Rodney and traded for designated hitter Logan Morrison.
Despite those moves, there remain concerns about the depth of Seattle's rotation beyond ace Felix Hernandez and whether players the Mariners have been waiting for to finally pop can establish themselves as reliable, everyday starters.
Yet the Mariners believe they will be competitive in one of baseball's toughest divisions.
''We're ready to win. That's what it's all about,'' Hernandez said. ''We're ready to win ballgames in Seattle. We're ready to be in the playoffs, we're ready to do that.''
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (SAN DIEGO-SEATTLE) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Padres-Mariners Preview* =========================
By JORDAN GARRETSON STATS Writer
San Diego (29-39) at Seattle (34-34), 10:10 p.m. EDT
After spending most of his career with the San Diego Padres, Chris Young is likely relishing the chance to face his former club for the first time given their offensive ineptitude.
He'll look to shake off a rough recent stretch Monday night as the Seattle Mariners open their interleague series with the Padres at Safeco Field.
Young (5-4, 3.68 ERA) was 33-25 with a 3.60 ERA in 97 starts for San Diego from 2006-2010, earning his lone All-Star nod in 2007. The Padres are the only team he's yet to face in his 10-year career, missing the 2013 season due to thoracic outlet syndrome.
The right-hander has dropped four of his last six starts while posting a 4.79 ERA. He's also thrown just five innings in back-to-back outings after completing at least six innings in eight of his first 10 games.
Young was charged with four runs and seven hits in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Yankees.
"He wasn't very sharp tonight, but listen, this guy is a competitor," manager Lloyd McClendon told the team's official website. "He hung in there and did as good as he could tonight. It's not his best stuff, but that happens, that happens to all of us. He'll bounce back."
He's also struggled in his last five interleague starts with a 7.04 ERA. He gave up four runs in only three innings in Seattle's 8-4 loss at Miami on April 18, his only outing against an NL club this year.
The Padres (29-40) are averaging 1.9 runs during a 3-10 stretch. Everth Cabrera, who hit .283 last season, is batting .102 in that span with 19 strikeouts. Seth Smith leads the club with a .287 average but is hitting .194 in that 13-game span.
San Diego managed just four hits in Sunday's 3-1 road loss to the Mets, which marked the club's major league-worst 21st game with one run or fewer.
Seattle (35-34) ended a five-game skid with Sunday's 5-1 win over Texas as Kyle Seager recorded his fifth career four-hit game and drove in three runs.
The Mariners had won eight of nine before dropping five in a row.
"It's been a little bit of a grind as of late, but before that we were playing really good baseball," Seager said. "That's just kind of the way baseball goes."
They'll face Tyson Ross (6-5, 2.97), who comes off one of his sharpest outings of the season. He allowed four hits over seven innings Wednesday at Philadelphia. However, he didn't receive a decision in the 3-0 loss as San Diego's bullpen surrendered a walkoff homer.
Ross is 2-0 with a 2.16 ERA in his last four road starts.
"We're seeing Tyson grow as a major league pitcher," manager Bud Black said. "He had really good stuff. I think he has one of the best sliders in the game."
The right-hander lost his lone start versus Seattle, yielding three runs in 4 1-3 innings of a 4-0 defeat with Oakland on April 22, 2011. He's 2-2 with a 1.78 ERA in four interleague outings this season.
San Diego has won seven of 10 in Seattle, while the Mariners have dropped 13 of their last 18 interleague home games.
|Last Updated: 9/1/2014 6:07:56 PM EST|